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Foreign Interference

Foreign interference occurs when activities are carried out by, or on behalf of a foreign actor, which are coercive, clandestine, deceptive or corrupting and are contrary to Australia’s sovereignty, values and national interests. In a university context, foreign interference may appear in the form of undue influence over campus activities, disruptions to academic freedom of expression, harassment, intimidation, monitoring of staff and students, and facilitation of unwanted technology transfer. 

To safeguard our students, personnel, academics, and intellectual property, Curtin has partnered with government organisations to implement proactive measures. These developments are in place to ensure the security and wellbeing of everyone at the University, uphold the principles of academic freedom, and support the free exchange of ideas to make tomorrow better. 

Please familiarise yourself with the key indicators of foreign interference, and reach out for support if you have any questions. If you or anyone you know might be at risk, we encourage you to submit a report or discuss your concerns with us.  

Reports will remain confidential and can be made anonymously.

If you ever feel physically threatened, contact Curtin security.